Saturday, August 28, 2004

Day 2: Protest Pests on Parade

264 People were arrested as protesters switched from a peaceful protest on bikes into a roving roadblock. The protesters did more to turn New Yorkers against their message, whatever that may be. As they snarled traffic, New Yorkers stuck in the protest started to take action. One man threw a protesters bike to the side of the street after being stuck for 10 minutes. Another motorist had to call 911 after protesters surrounded his car and beat on it with their fists. There are now over 264 confiscated bikes the NYPD has to deal with.

"I personally witnessed several ambulances that couldn't get through. They had their lights and sirens on." said NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne.